~107,445 BCE - 106,445 BCE
After the emergence of the Flood on ancient human worlds around 107,445 BCE, human civilization was desperate to expand their territory away from Flood-controlled regions of space. As part of this expansion, humans clashed with Forerunner-populated worlds, sparking a war between the two species.
Sometime prior to the end of the Human-Forerunner Wars, ancient humans discovered a Precursor stasis chamber containing a creature they called the Primordial. The creature, along with the stasis chamber, was taken to Charum Hakkor where is was interrogated, teaching the humans on the origins of the Flood.
Around 97,745 BCE, nearly nine-thousand years since the Flood disappeared from the galaxy during the Human-Forerunner Wars and three-hundred years before the Great Purification, the Flood were first observed at the edges of the galaxy on the planet Seaward, a Forerunner colony world.
The release of the Primordial was an unintended consequence of the test-firing of a Senescent Halo, Installation 07, by the Master Builder and Mendicant Bias in the Charum Hakkor system during the Forerunner-Flood War, approximately fifty years prior to the end of the war and the Great Purification.
Following the Didact’s self-imposed exile one thousand years prior after losing the political battle over the Forerunner defense plan against the Flood, the Didact is resurrected from his cryptum on Erde-Tyrene by Forerunner Manipular Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting, and humans Chakas and Riser.
After the Revival of the Didact and his exploration of the Charum Hakkor system with fellow Forerunner Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting and humans Riser and Chakas, the Didact and crew traveled to the quarantined San’shyuum homeworld of Janjur Qom to try and unlock more memories in their quest for understanding.
In the aftermath of the Fate of Maethrillian and destruction of the Forerunner ecumene, Zeta Halo implemented it’s security measure designed to prevent the ring from falling into enemy hands and performed a slipspace jump into another system and put itself on a collision course with a nearby planet.
FORMATION OF THE COVENANT
2200 BCE - 2100 BCE
The War of Wills was a fierce and prolonged conflict between two factions of the San’Shyuum: The Stoics who wanted to worship Forerunner technology but never use it, and the Reformists who wanted to take advantage of the incredible Forerunner artifacts around the galaxy.
COLONIZATION & INSURRECTION